Super VITA Tax Day Offers Free Tax Preparation, Other Resources

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Posted: February 22, 2017

Residents of Montgomery County earning less than $54,000 a year qualify for free income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, operated by the Montgomery County Community Action Agency. While appointments are taken at several locations throughout the tax season, a number of agencies are joining together to host Super VITA Tax Day in Gaithersburg, where residents will be able to access free tax preparation and learn about other services and resources. It takes place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue next to Gaithersburg High School. No appointments are necessary. The last walk in will be accepted at 3 p.m. In addition to tax preparation and assistance with the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits, representatives will be on hand to provide food and nutrition information and assist with applications for SNAP (food assistance) and completing FAFSA (student financial aid) applications. Certified Housing Counselors will also be available with hands on guidance and tips. The BB&T Bank Bus will be onsite to provide free credit reports and other financial services. Additionally, financial institutions with the Bank On Gaithersburg Program and Financial Wellness Coalition will assist with opening low or no cost accounts in preparation for direct deposit of tax refunds and provide information on free vocational and financial education classes and one on one coaching services in the Gaithersburg area. Assistance with Schedule C & C-EZ will also be available for qualifying small business owners, contractors and the self-employed. Certain restrictions apply. The IRS does not allow VITA volunteers to prepare taxes without required documentation. Individuals must bring: A government-issued ID (Valid Driver’s License, Passport, Age of Majority Card) Original Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Notice (ITIN) for each member of their family and last year’s tax return (if available). Birth dates for every person claimed on the individual’s tax return. All W2 forms, forms 1098, 1099, and other documents regarding income . All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements, or Health Insurance Certificate, if received. If filing jointly, the spouse must be present. If filing separately, the individual must provide the spouse’s social security number and name exactly as it appears on the social security card . Statement of annual child care expenses prepared by the provider, with their tax ID (Social Security or EIN number). For Direct Deposit: proof of a bank account, including routing numbers . This event is sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg and its Bank On Gaithersburg program, which includes the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, the Montgomery College Educational Opportunity Center, Maryland Hunger Solutions, the Housing Initiatives Partnership, BB&T Bank, Catholic Charities, Interfaith Works, Julie’s Love, Café Montgomery, The Dwelling Place, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Montgomery Community Media, The Jennings Business Group, and MD CASH. For sign language and other special accommodations at this event, please call 240-777-1697, providing at least 3 business days advance notice. For information about Montgomery County services call 311 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. For more information about Super VITA Tax Day please contact the Community Services Division.

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